Dracil’s BlogJournal

October 17, 2008

Man I’m lazy – more Politicsfest

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October 9, 2008

Yay

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — dracil @ 2:19 am

Obama now leads McCain by 11 points.  And there’s less than a month till elections.

Also, apparently Sarah Palin seems to really admire vice presidents who went on to become presidents… McCain better watch his back!

October 6, 2008

Econimists say Obama better for economy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 12:45 am

’nuff said.

September 12, 2008

Republicans lying and dodging questions, so what’s new?

Here’s a couple videos on one of GOP’s new attack ads where they pretty much lie.  And they’re getting called out on it.  First one shows the video.  Second one you get to watch a Republican strategist squirm as he’s questioned over it.

Also, here’s a couple interview videos about Palin.  If so many Republicans/conservatives were really as Christian as they claim to be, they should be praying to God to save us from her, not thinking about voting for her (which is really what they’re doing)

September 3, 2008

McCain, Palin, and LOL

So McCain picked Palin for his VP.  And immediately afterwards a bunch of scandals surface.

First, she’s under investigation for some corruption.  Typical stuff, but here’s some juicy bit from Pharyngula.

” 3. Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

SP: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.
Sarah and Todd Palin say their 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant.The couple said in a statement released by John McCain’s presidential campaign that Bristol will keep her baby.”

Can you say oops?  Now, what her daughter does is her own business.  But the fact that her 17-year old unmarried daughter is pregnant shows how useless her abstinence only education really is.  This reflects badly on her ability to do stuff.

Also, ” 11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.”

So according to her, apparently the United States’ founding fathers were still alive in 1954.

July 9, 2008

Obama disappoints on telecom immunity

’nuff said

Even McCain did better by not voting. That’s how shameful this is.

June 10, 2008

Now that Clinton’s gone…

Filed under: News, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 9:46 pm

Note the huge change on Sunday’s polling, which is the day after Clinton announced that she suspended her campaign.  I think this is a good thing, and it shows that despite all the emotions and irrationality during the primaries, people still realize how dangerous it would be for McCain to win.

June 7, 2008

Presidential candidates’ views on tech issues

I had original planned on blogging this on Thursday, but for got and ended up writing that shot blurb about Zon instead.

Anyway, I think this is a really good article about how Obama, Clinton, and McCain plan to handle important tech issues.

NET NEUTRALITY: Both Obama and Clinton support this.  They actually co-sponsored the Internet Freedom Preservation Act.  McCain is against it.  Hence he fails.

BROADBAND AVAILABILITY: Clinton and Obama favor improving access.  Obama and McCain both favor raising the definition of broadband (currently 200kbits/s, which is 25kB/s to regular people :P).  I guess I prefer Obama’s stance as it would do more.

H-1B VISAS: Clinton and McCain both support increasing the cap.  Clinton will raise fees though.  Obama suggests changing the system to be less reliant on those with foreign degrees.  Between Clinton and McCain, I would prefer McCain’s policy better though Clinton’s proposal would be more likely to pass.  Obama’s more of a wildcard.  For my personal situation, Obama’s plan would probably benefit me the most since I got my degrees in the US, but it would certainly hurt foreign nationals in general.  Of course anything proposed by any of these three would most likely be useless to me by the time I could use it.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION: Clinton wants to force other nations to respect imaginary property.  Obama would rather try to get them to cooperate.  McCain seems to have the most hands-off approach (and thus most likely to succeed)

PRIVACY: Both Obama and Clinton have good policies.  Obama is more offensive and about going after phishers/scammers.  Clinton’s is more defensive, and attempts to protect consumer rights.  McCain of course, is an idiot here, and wants to provide wiretapping immunity to the telecom companies.

May 20, 2008

McCain’s chief media advisor won’t fight Obama

Filed under: News, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 10:19 pm

That’s right, his chief media adviser likes Obama so much that he won’t campaign against him.

John McCain’s chief media adviser said Tuesday he is stepping down rather than campaign against Barack Obama.

Mark McKinnon said last year that he would leave McCain’s campaign after the primary season if the Arizona senator were to run against Obama.

In a 2007 interview with Cox News, McKinnon said he would vote for McCain, but “I just don’t want to work against an Obama candidacy.” He added that if Obama were to reach the White House, it “would send a great message to the country and the world.”

How refreshing, a man of his word!  If a movie were ever made about this year’s election, this would be one of the key moments to include.

Of course, he’s also a very pragmatic person.  Who wants to be in the limelight of a negative campaign that will probably lose anyway?  :P

Things younger than John McCain

Yeah, the Kentucky and Oregon primaries are going on today, but Oregon’s results won’t be out till 11PM. In the meantime, there are much more interesting and important things to talk about, like John McCain’s age.

Did you know that John McCain is older than both of Obama’s parents?  Yep, that old.  He’s also older than both Alaska and Hawaii, and was a full-fledged adult by the time they were both incorporated into the good ol’ 50-state USA of today.  Heck, did you know he’s even older than the Golden Gate Bridge?  Think about that the next time you take a walk or drive on it.  At least the bridge is made out of steel and won’t have to travel around the world like McCain would if he was president.  Talk about a true relic of ancient history. :P

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